Graduate Catalog

SPM-528 BIOCHCHEM II/NUTRITION

Biochemistry II considers the application of biochemistry to disease etiology, diagnosis and treatment. Cell membranes and the structure, function and replication of the cell's genetic material are described. The digestion and absorption of nutrients is reviewed and the consequences of malfunction considered. A number of disease states are used to illustrate selected principles including the relationship between nutrition and disease; atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, obesity and diabetes. The application of clinical biochemistry techniques to disease diagnosis is described and the biochemistry of exercise and aging visited. Prerequisite: SPM 527.

Credits

3

Distribution

Podiatric Medicine

Offered

F